Lupot Guitar

Lupot Guitar

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Description (Brief)

This guitar was made by Francisco Lupot of Orleans, France in 1773. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, veneered burly ash back, and burly ash sides. The neck is not original and was probably added in the early 1800s. This guitar bears the printed label:

Francisco Lupot fecit
In Orleano, anno 1773

(with “73” handwritten)

Location
Currently not on view (guitar)
Currently not on view (bridge pin, ebony; bridge pin, ivory; edging; peg; strings; wooden fragments)
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
date made
1773
maker
Lupot, Francois
place made
France: Centre-Val de Loire, Orleans
Physical Description
spruce (overall material)
ash (overall material)
Measurements
guitar: 36 in x 10 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 91.44 cm x 27.305 cm x 9.2075 cm
edging tray: 1 3/4 in x 22 in x 15 in; 4.445 cm x 55.88 cm x 38.0746 cm
ID Number
MI.60.1365
accession number
227687
catalog number
60.1365
collector/donor number
1926-12-2
Credit Line
Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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